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Effect of Action of the Great
Railways.
FREIGHT RATES INCREASED
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Discrimination, Injustice and Inequalities.
THE RESULT OF INVESTIGATION
Beport of the Interstate Commerce
Commission on an Inquiry Into
Ownership of Coal Lands.
T'n A IntArct'i In <>a m m Qrnn rtr\ m rvi r\ _
day transmitted to Congress its first report
on its investigation on discriminations an3
monopolies under the joint resolution of
Congress of March 7, HX)6, known as the
Tillman-Gillespie resolution. The report
deals with bituminous coal carried east of
1 hf> Ohiii river ??n*1 in furHtnrv hntindoH nn
the south by the N< rfolk and Western railway,
on the north by Canada and on tha
east by the Atlantic seaboard. The roads
involved are the Norfolk and Western,
Chesapeake and Ohio, Baltimore and Ohio,
Pennsylvania; Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg.
Beech Creek division of the New York
Central and Hudson River; Pittsburg.
Shawmut and Northern, Buffalo and Susquehanna
railroad and West Virginia Central
and Pittsburg (now the Western Maryland
railroad).
The report says that all of the above
companies own. directly or by stock ownership
in other companies, large Interests in
coal lands.
The report is only a partial one and will
be followed by another after further investigation.
It is practically a summary of
the information gleaned as a result of the
investigation thus far made, together with
the presentation of facts pertinent to the
general inquiry. The report closes with
recommendations for legislative action
based on the developments thus far. These
recommendations are:
Some Recommendations.
"First. That every common carrier engaged
in interstate transportation of coal
be required to make public the system of
car distribution in effect upon its railway
ana tne several atvisions tnereot. snowing
how the equipment for coal service is divided
between the several divisions of its
road and how the same in times when the
supply of'equipment does not equal the demand
is divided among the several mining
operations along such road, and that the
carrier further be required to publish at
stnted periods and at each divisional headquarters
upon its line of road the system
of car distribution In effect and the actual
distribution made to each mining operation
undei such system.
"Second. That where the capacity of the
mines is the basis for the distribution of j
equipment, a fair, iust and equitable rating
of the mines be required and that provision
be made for the representation of
owners of the mines at the rating thereof.
'Third. That after reasonable time carriers
engaged in interstate commerce be
prohibited from using 'individual' or 'private'
cars for the handling of coal traf- I
fic.
"Fourth. That carriers engaged in interstate
commerce be forbidden after reasonable
time to own or have any Interest,
directly or indirectly, in any operated coal
properties, except such as are exclusively
fur their own fuel supply, and that ownership,
either directly or indirectly, by officers
or employes of common carriers of
any coal properties or any of the stock
of coal companies along the lino of road
by which they are emoloyed be forbidden."
A Mistaken Policy.
A summary is given showing, as developed
during the investigation, the interest
of railroad officials in corporatons or companies
operating coal mines or engaged In
coal traffic. The details of this information
largely nave already been published.
One officer of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway Company, the report says, has an
interest in 5.000 or (1000 acres of coal lands
in Kentucky, but there is no coal operation
on the land. ?
Ownership of stock in coal companies by
officers and employes of the Pennsylvania
railroad, the report says, has created a
serious and dangerous condition on the line
of this company. These officials and em
ployes are of three classes, which the report
enumerates.
As to the first class, the policy of permitting
officials and employes of railroad
companies to hold investments in coal compati
furnishing traffic to the railroad Is,
in the oplnon of the commission, a mistaken
policy under present conditions and
is responsible for favoritism. In any event,
it subjects such officers and employes to
critic sm and suspicion, and the report says
the policy should be speedily changed and
the practices thereunder forbidden.
As to the second class, who. Joining with
others holding option on or titles to coal
properties acquired interest therein by promi.ting
or allowing the use of their names
as promoters, the report says this system
was used to a large extent by persons outside
of officers and employes of the road
to advance their own Interest and to enlarge
the shipments from the coal properties
they were operating, the purpose being
to secure by means of the influence of
railroad officials and employes undue and
unjust advantage over other coal companies
having no such affiliations.
Stock Given Outright.
As to the third class, the officers and employes
to whom stock in coal companies
was given outright without subterfuge or
even pretense of purchase, this system was
frequently resorted to and the officers and
managers of the coal companies usually selected
officers and employes of the railroad
whose influence it was tnought desirable to
secure. This practice has grown to be a
scandal on the Pennsylvania railroad, and
no one appearing before the commission attempted
to justify it. The commission cannot
too strongly express Its disapproval of
these practices.
Notice is taken of an executive order issued
by the president of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company on July S last, requiring
all officers and employes to divest
themselves of any Interest, direct or indirect,
in stock of any coal companies or
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As to the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, the
report says:
"The evidence shows that ten officials of
thl9 company own an aggregate 0f 7,17s
shares of stock of coal companies, par
value SliJO. and that these companies have
their plants on and are doing business
along the lines of the Baltimore and Ohio.
This stock was acquired In some cases by
purchase and In others by allotment as a
m>nus wiin vonus purcrwist*u ana in a lew
Instances by gift. The criticism applied to
practices on the Pennsylvania railroad applies
to these practices of stock acquisition
on the part of officials of the Baltimore
and Ohio."
Regarding the New York Central and Hudeon
River railroad, It is said that no ownership
by any officer or employe of the stock
or bonds of coal companies is disclosed, exI
cept that certain shares of the Beech Creek
[ Coal and Coke Company of the Clearfield
Bituminous Coal CTrporatlon. in which the
New Y?rk Central has stock Interests, were
issued in the name* of cerain officers of the
> railroad company to qualify them as dlrec1
tnra nf thAOA nna I ^mnnnioxi that
might represent the railroad's holdings.
Injustice to Independent Operator*.
The report says the ownership of interest
In coal properties or coal traffic by carrier*
or their officers or employes has. in the
opinion of the commission, brought about
discriminations, injustice and inequalities In
the sen-ice to Independent operators and
has prevented many persons who desired to
engage nj aihiing coal from doing so, and
that the combinations or contracts of the
several carriers have had the effect of increasing
freight rates and also the price of
coal to the consumers.
The report says it appears that one vl
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the most fruitful sources of complaint by
shippers against the carriers, aa far as car
distribution and the furnishing of facilities
are concerned, has grown out of the want of
publicity on the part of the carriers In their
dealings with shippers. If the carriers had
conducted their business with shippers
openly and had furnished Information as
to car distribution, to which shippers were
entitled, much of the favoritism, according
to the report, would have been averted and
wherever unjust suspicions were aroused the
fact that they were Incorrect would have
readily appeared. On the Pennsylvania and
Baltimore and Ohio railroads It was almost
impossible for the shipper to ascertain ac
curaieiy wnai was me system 01 mr uibtribution,
and whether it was faithfully
carried out.
The commission announces that the 1
method or rating mines on those roads
where the capacity of the mines to produce
coal is an element considered in the distribution
of cars to the several divisions or
districts and each mine therein, has not
been carried out with care or fairness
which should characteriiesuch responsible
and important duties.
It is declared that many Inequalities and
unjust methods are used in arriving at the
capacity of each mine. It is strenuously
clat-ned on the part of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company, the report says, that
the acquisition of the stocks of the Baltimore
and Ohio, the Chesapeake and Ohio
and the Norfolk and Western by the Penn
syivama naiiroaa company was me itrai
cause for the cessation in rebates, which
Beema to have taken place immediately
after the stocks in these companies were
acquired, and this claim in part seems to
be justified.
CIRCULARS IN DOORWAYS.
Bill Submitted Prohibiting Certain
Form of Advertising.
The bill prohibiting the distribution of
circulars ana otner advertising matter in
doorways and private property In the District,
which the Commissioners directed the
corporation counsel to draft several days
ago, has been prepared and has been transmitted
to Chairman Gallinger of the District
committee of the Senate with a recommendation
for early and favorable action.
By the enactment of this bill the
Commissioners hope to stamp out the practice
of littering vestibules, doorways, doorsteps,
etc., with circulars, particularly those
pertaining to the loaning of money and the
selling of second-hand clothes.
So numerous and persistent have the com
plaints been regarding tills nuisance irora j
residents throughout the city during the j
last year that the Commissioners determined
the practice should be stopped. They
first proposed to amend the police regulations
so as to include a provision prohibiting
this practice, but they learned that It
would be necessary for them to obtain an
! act of Congress to give them this authority,
and this draft of a bill is the result.
It is provided in the measure that it Shall
I unlawful for nnv nppsnn. firm. rorr>or&
tlon or company or association of any character
to throw, push, cast, deposit.. drop,
scatter or leave within the building line,
vestibule or yard of any premises, within
the District, any paper, hand hill, dodger,
card, circular or advertising matter of any
I kind. It 1s specifically stated, however, in
the bill that nothing in it shall be construed
to interfere with the distribution of newspapers
or any class of mail matter in the
ordinary class of mail delivery. It is also
provided that nothing in the bill shall.be -4
I taken to modify, annul or repeal the power
' to make police regulations heretofore given
i cr.mmi?i?nprs hv Coneress. nor any
| future police regulation prohibiting deposits
upon parks, parking, streets, avenues or alleys
or other public space.
For violations of any provisions of this ]
bill punishment shall be by a tine of not ,
less than Jo nor more than $50. and prosecutions
shall be In the Police Court in the ;
name of the District. '
HATTER FREQUENTLY URGED. 1
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to Give Transfers.
In speaking of the statement that the District
Commissioners ought to. have Induced
Congress to provide a penalty for the act of
IStKJ requiring the Capital railway, the
Metropolitan railway and the Capital Traction
Company to give reciprocal transfers.
Commissioner Macfarland said today that
the Commissioners had been asking Congress
ever since 1N90 for effective transfer
arrangements between the lines, first, until
1!HX>, when the Washington Traction Company
took all the lines except those controlled
by the Capital Traction Company, by
asking for a penalty for the act of
and since 1SW" by asking for the general
control of the railway situation, including
the transfer arrangements.
Whi'e the Commissioners had reported favorably
on the Wiley and Madden transfer
bills, and did not want to prejudice them in
any way, thpy had also In tneir reports on
those bills called attention to the Commissioners'
bill, upon which the House subcommittee
has acted favorably at this session,
and which has been pending in every
Congress since It*iO. providing for the general
control of the railway situation, including
the transfer arrangements. If this
bill had been passed by Congress the Commissioners
could have required not only
the three lines mentioned in the act of 18SXi,
but all the lines included in both the great
systems, to make satisfactory reciprocal
transfer arrangements.
Af 1WKJ tn whioh PnnprpfiH rliH nnt
affix a penalty, notwithstanding that it was
repeatedly asked to do so, practically became
obsolete in liWO. when the Washington
Traction and Electric Company came
upon the scene and absorbed all the lines
not in the Capital Traction Company. The
universal transfer idea would not have been
possible under the act of 181K>, which was
limited in Its terms to the three lines mentioned
in it. But under the Commissioners'
bill, pressed upon Congress year after year
since 11)00. all the lines in both of the great
systems are comprehended and cou'd be
dealt with effectively.
BODY RECOVERED.
Drowning of Capt. Joseph Gillhooley
in Potomac Biver.
The body of Capt. Joseph Gillhooley, master
of the Philadelphia barge Wm. M. Curtln,
who was drowned yesterday afternoon
by falling overboard from his barge, was
recovered this morning about 11:20 o'clock
by the crew of the harbor police boat Vigilant.
It is now in the morgue and will, it
is stated, be held until his relatives can be
heard from. The coroner was notified, and
it Is probable a certificate of accidental
death will be given.
The drowning of Capt. Glllhooley occurred
about 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon. ,
The barge Curtin, of which the deceased
was master, with the barge Two Friends
had left Georgetown in tow of the Philadelphia
tug Peerless, Capt. Lewis Faster,
bound to Virginia lumber ports. Capt. Gill- ,
hooley was employed about the deck of his
vessel putting everything in shape for the
trip down the bay when by some mischance
he stumbled and plunged headlong into the
river a short distance east of the Long I
bridge.
The fall of the man into the water was
observed from the tug, and life bouys were
thrown overboard in the hope they would
drift down to him in time to save him. The <
tug was stopped and went back, but the
man, numbed by the cold water, had gone
to the bottom, and the crew of the tug (
could do nothing. Caipt. Foster anchored
his tow at the forks of the Washington and
Georgetown channels, and returned to this
city to report the drowning to Lieut. Sut- ;
ton of the harbor police.
The police boat Vigilant was sent to the
scene of the drowning, and the men dragged
several hours, but without success. .
This morning early they again started 1
dragging and at last found the body only
a short distance from where the man sent
overboard.
Capt. Gilttiooley was well known along '
Via ritrflp front n n<i barf hppn tradfnir In
this city on the Curttn for several years.
He was thirty years of age and resided at
Port Richmond, near Philadelphia. He was
unmarried, but his mother, who lives In !
Philadelphia, survives him.
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Held for Mental Examination.
Henry Orate, colored, residing at 2028 7th ,
street, surprised more than a doxen ot his {
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their windows with hl8 fist. When he had
caused a great amount of damage and had
cut his hands In a number of -places he
was arrested by the police on suspicion '
that his mind was deranged. He gave the i
police considerable trouble and it became
necessary to take him to Freedmen's Hos- j
pltai for treatment. Later he was locked j
up for examination by the police surgeons. I
The surgeons directed that Orate be given i
treatment. ' I
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A.CADEMY OF MUSIC TO BE OPEN :
IN MARCH.
There was considerable disappointment
last niglit among those who did not know
)f the fire which yesterday morning put 1
the Academy of Music out of business, i
many persons naa not reaa ine newspaper*
*.nd went down to witness the play which
had been scheduled for presentation at the
playhouse.
Theatrical people who visited and inspected
the building this morning expresseJChe
belief that the fire did not start in the
"flies," as was believed by the firemen /
yesterday. They pointed out that most of
the damage had been done on the Oth
Street ijide of the building in front of tho
stage, and were of the opinion that the
blaze started there. In the "flies," it was
pointed out, the bridge and other woodwork
had not been touched by the blaze.
Had the Are started behind the curtain,
the theatrical men suggested, the blaze
would have done more damage in that part
af the building than was actually done.
Occupants Hot Disturbed.
Louis Hodges, proprietor of the restaurant;
George D. Horning, the broker; Prof.
Leon P. W. Stiehl, owner of the Spencerian
College, and the Rev. H. B. Hosley, pas- j
tor of the ^Wesleyan Pentecostal Church, |
have been told that It will not be necee-1
sary for tliem to vacate during the time the I
structure is being rebuilt. Church services I
will be held Sunday as usiril. and those I
who are in business on the .. .h street side
at the building were on hand this morning.
It is expected that the heating
apparatus will be in condition to warm the
building by Monday morning.
Rev. Mr. Hosley stated this afternoon
that the church quarters In the Academy
building had not been damaged by the fire,
and therefore there will be no interruption t
of the services.
Mr. W. H. RaDlev was at the scene of the !
ruins this morning looking over what was
left by the fire. His architects were also 1
on hand to get an idea of what will be i
necessary in order to have the theater
building ready for occupancy at the earl- '
lest possible date.
It is stated that the damage will be re- 1
paired and the building put in readiness in i
about six weeks. Persons Interested say
the building will certainly be reopened dur- i
ing the latter part of March. As soon as '
the insurance can be adjusted the debris
will be removed, and it will be but a 1
short time before building material will 1
be upon the ground.
Members of the Are department were :
on hand this morning to be In read!
nesa should the fire break out again. There
was smoke coming from some of the burned
timbers, and as a precautionary measure
the firemen turned a stream of water into
the building without warning, with the result
that many of those who were inside
the structure were drenched.
SEVERE PENALTY IMPOSED.
Action by Police Court in Case of Assault.
One year less a day In jail and $40 fine or
six months additional in default of pay
ment was the sentence Imposed In the Police
Court today by Judge Mullowny, on William
Smothers, colored, charged with as- ]
saultlng Special Policeman Thomas S. Hay- (
den and Jennie and Sarah Blackburn, the (
5th instant.
Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Given has Announced
that in cases of assaults with
bricks, razors or other weapons of the kind,
he will insist on severe sentences, and by
his action today Judge Mullowny Indicated
that he takes the same view as does Mr.
Given, believing that the penalties in such
coses should be near the maximum.
Smothers was on a rampage on the night
of January 5, it is declared. Early In the
evening, he visited the Blackburn home in
Willow Tree alley southwest and engaged
in a dispute with two women. They testified
today that he tried to pry their ribs apart
with the toea of his shoes.
Later Special Policeman Hayden chased
him. suspecting him of stealing coal from
the railroad yards in southwest Washington.
Smothers got away. The special policeman !
went to the fourth precinct station for aid.
Alter leavins ine suiuuu, mc umtci IUCV
Smothers on D street, between 7th and 8th
streets southwest, and tried to arrest him.
When aid arrived from tlw police station
Harden was suffering from a severe frac- '
ture of the skull and was unconscious and
Smothers was missing. Hayden was sent )
to th^ Emergency Hospital, and his life, de
spalred of at first, was saved by the sur- '
geons.
Smothers was arrested a. couple of days
later by Policeman Cole of the fourth pre- 1
ulnct. and he has been in jail since await- I
Ing the recovery of his victim.
Cabinet's Vail Pleases Vatican.
ROME, January 25.?The fall of the Spanish
cabinet caused satisfaction at the Vatican,
where It is considered that the return
to. power of the conservatives, with Senor
Maura, ex-premler and leader of that party,
at the head of the cabinet Is almost Inevitable,
which, It Is added, wou'd mean the
abandonment of the anti-clerical movement
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MARINE ENGINEERS ENTERTAINED
AT NEW WltLARD.
Complimentary to delegates to the thirtysecond
national convention Marine
Engineers' Beneficial Association, which has
Seen in session here this week, a smoker
witn special entertaining features was
given at the New Willard Hotel last even*
ing by the memtjers of the National Marine
Engineers' Supplymen. Besides the marine
engineers the delegates to tne Masters and
Pilots' Association, which is also meeting
in this city, attended In a body, and many
government officials were present, including
representatives of the Navy Department.
The entertainers were memfcers of the
Bay Ridge Athletic Club of New York
city, who gave a minstrel show that pleased
the large audience all the time. The program,
with J. Lloyd Wilson as interlocutor,
n-ac no fnllmvs
Opening chorus, M. E. B. A. Madrigal;
end song. "Moses Andrew Jackson, Goodbye,"
Joseph McKenna; tenor solo. "Love
Me and the World is Mine," Frank J.
Corbett; end song, "Bill Simmons," John
Forsman; baritone solo, "Bonnie Jean,"
Herbert Self; intermission; quartet. "Annie
Laurie," New York Male Quartet; end song.
"He's a Cousin of Mine," William Murray;
tenor solo, "I'm Only Living for You," William
Redmond; end song. "He Walked
Right In, Turned Around and Walked
Right Out Again," John W. Armour; grand
patriotic finale by the company; What
did the Governor of North Carolinn say to
the Governor of South Carolina??Ten minutes
to guess the'answer; C. Southard
Thnmncnn "Thp flamhlpr's Storv i dp
Great American Projectoscope. Thomas H.
Kelley, operator; Henry Frantsen, accompanist.
Guests and Committees.
Among the guests at the entertainment
besides the delegates to the M. E. B. A.
were Gen. George Uhler. supervising inipector
of steamboats; members of the inspecting
board, Capts. Birmingham, Oast,
Dorsey, Wescott, Cotter, Harris, Sloan,
Cumbah, Stone and Dunn; Charles P. Nelll,
commissioner of labor; John Callahan, president.
and George Preston, secretary and
treasurer of the International Association
of Machinists; Frank Morrison, secretary,
and James O'Connel), third vice president.
American Federation of Labor; Frank P.
Sargent, commissioner of immigration; O.
H. Tittman, superintendent of the coast
survey; Capt. John Ross, Capt. Graves and
Capt. Putrlzzi of the coast survey; Admiral
Rogers, paymaster general, U. S. N.; Capt.
I. H. Poole, superintendent of the State,
War and Navy building; Capt. Worth G.
Ross, chief of the revenue cutter service.
C. A. McCallister, chief engineer of the
revenue cutter service; S. I. Kimball, superintendent
of the life-saving service; Admiral
C. W. Rae, chief engineer of the riavy; A.
F. Statter. James B. Reynolds and J. H.
Edwards, assistant secretaries of the treasury;
R. J. Tracewell. controller; L. P.
Mitchell, assistant controller: Representatives
Allen of Maine, Fordney and McMorran
of Michigan, Wilson of Illinois and
Minor of Wisconsin.
The entertainment committee consisted of
Charles W. Martin. J. L. McGllvray, Harry
N. Bennett. F. R. Low, J. W. Armour, L.
L. Bernler, A. Ross Mackay, William
Schmidt. Jr., Harry J. Marks, A. W. Marks,
H. T. Evans, Herbert Self, A. K. Walcott,
E. H. Jordan. H. E. Stone, Hudson Dickerman.
George H. Arton, L. W. Griggs, H. S.
F* A Ponn U>v W R VoVlokpr.
3. C. Penboss, H. H. Howard. Frank j.
Corbett, S. I. Leslie.. J. J. Oixek,, Q. W.
Knowlton, Thomas Gale, N. S. Kenny, A.
R. Foley. D. E. Lytui, B. B. Franklin, Carl
Hunt, C. I. Felthousen and J. L. Wilson.
Officers Chosen.
' The association elected officers to serve
the ensuing year Wednesday evening. The
same evening members of the convention
went to Baltimore where they were the
guests of the Engineers' Union of that
city at a banquet and ball.
The officers elected were as follows: W.
F. Yates of New York, president; William
J. Brady, Jr., San Francisco, first
vice president; J. R. Blanchette, Buffalo,
second vice president; George R. Grubb,
Chicago, secretary; A. L. Jones, Detroit,
treasurer, and W. B. Blacher of Buffalo.
F. J. Houghton of New Ytrk and Wiiliaan
Scheffer of Baltimore members of the advisory
committee. / ?
Lecture by Dr. Griggs.
Arrangements have been made for tl)e
third lecture tn the course of five on "Great
Moral Leaders," to be given this evening- at
S o'clock it the Church ot the Covenant, by
Dr. Edward Howard Griggs. His subject
trill be "Carlyle."
The teaetars of. the Business High School
last aiirht gave a reception to the alumni
Mid former pupils, In the school building,
Jth street and Rhode Island avenue.
Heading the receiving party, which stood
it the far end of the large gymnasium hall
before a bank of palms, were Superlntenlent
or Schools Chancellor and Mrs. Chancellor
and Principal Allan Davis and Mrs.
Davis. The remainder of the party, selected
'rom the teachers who had been longest
den tilled with the Business High School,
insisted of Miss Throckmorton, Miss Gralam,
Miss Clark, Miss Shanley, Miss Hazel:on,
Mrs. Butler, Miss McNelly. Mr. Thurston
and Dr. Merriwether. After the reception
a musical program was rendered.
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Suits and Overcoats?
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ing Suits worth
3 $15 for - - - rhey're
made of fine
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ring Overcoats
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s lot.
Every garment on sale
and possesses those nic
lotning?the rerfect b
-fitting Collar.
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LAW PROPOSED
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INSURANCE LEGISLATION FOR
TTTr TlTfiTPTPT
In the letter of Mr. h. H. Brandeis, to
which the President referred In his mesi
sage to Congress on an Insurance law for
] the District yesterday, he discussed at
some length the arguments In favor of establishing
standard forms of policies, as advanced
by Insurance Commissioner Drake
of the District of Columbia in his annual
report. These, he says, are necessary to
secure a basis for comparing the cost of
insurance In the several companies and
also to protect the Insured against the insertion
of Improper provisions. He meets
the argument against such forms and contends
that it is more important to secure
a reduction In cost than to secure further
liberalization. He. however, expresses the
opinion that it is possible to combine the
advantages of both restriction and freedom
by a statute, which will establish standard
forms, but permit other clauses to be
Introduced in the contract. He takes issue
with Commissioner Drake, who disapproved
of the annual apportionment and
the accounting of surplus on policies, sayt
Inr that tha nrni*l<Enn c *n u tit him H?alr.
able both to the Insured and the public.
On the question of limiting salaries to $30,000
a year he agrees with Mr. Drake in opposition.
He also takes the position that
there Is no adequate reason for prohibiting
corporations from acting as agents or solicitors,
but thinks that a license should
be required in such cases. Mr. Brandeis
also agrees that annual statements should
be required from insurance companies.
Commissioner Drake's View.
In his letter Commissioner Drake says, In
nart:
"I am fully convinced that the only practical
approach to uniform insurance legislation
is the enactment by Congress of a
code of insurance laws for the District of
Columbia and the territories. Just and
fair, alike to the insured and the companies.
containing the requirement of all that
should be done and prohibiting that which
should not; and which with such slight
changes as are necessary to make it locally
applicable can be substantially adopted by
the different states.
"This is probably as far as the federal
power can go; and if the code Is just and
fair will sooner or later be adopted by the
states. For whatever is good insurance
and good legislation for insurance companies
in the District is equally good In
Wyoming, Oregon or elsewhere. The principles
upon which it Is based are as applicable
in one part of the country as an
Uiuri .
"This can be done by revising the Ames
bill so as to Include in it all the desirable
features of the uniform bill and enacting
it In the District of Columbia."
SONS OF JONADAB.
Meeting Last Evening of Washington
Council, No. 1.
A larcrf* ftttpndanpp nf memhprs nf Wash
ington Council, No. 1, Fraternal Sons of
Jonadab, greeted Grand Worthy Chief J.
P. Keifer and other members of the Grand
Council last evening upon their annual
visitation of inspection of Washington
Council. Worthy Chief Albert B. Scrivener
presided and welcomed the sovereign officers
on behalf of the subordinate council.
The regular order of business was suspended,
and, by unanimous consent, a
large number of new applications for membership
were acted upon, the Initiatory deJree
being conferred on James Cornwell,
ohn F. Palmer, Watson Lyon, John McBeth,
William Watson and George F.
Barry, each of whom was decorated with
the gold badge of the order. Because of the
remodeling of their present quarters, No.
910 Pennsylvania avenue, the organization
will hereafter bold Its meetings on Friday
evenings of each week iji Society Temple,
corner 5th and G streets. Past Grand
Wnrthv Phlef _T I? I .A R a rn a rr?n rit* on
address, reviewing the success of the
Fraternal Jonadabs since its foundation,
May 2, 1906. For the "good-of-the-order"
exercises Mr. William A. Hickey was
called upon to preside. Five-minute temperance
addresses were made by John McBeth,
George F. Barry, T. A. Conly, William
Bergmann, R. E. Major, William Lyddan,
W. R. Watson, Frank Palmer, WatSon
Lyon, Charles W. Blush, A. F. McCabe,
John R. I)avls, William A. Hickey,
Clifford J. Gaskins, Kelley Seller, George
E. Beller, Dr. John P. Keifer, J. F. Le
Barnes, Arrruuid Offutt and A. B. Scrivener.
Burled la Xt. Olivet Cemetery.
. The body at the woman who was found
dead in bed at 822 Pennsylvania avenue
northwest two days before Christmas, as
stated^ in The Star at the time,, and who
was IdenUfled as Miss Alice Harney, was
burled by Undertaker Lee In Mount Olivet
cemetery. The remains were at first Interred
at potter's field.
The executors of the estate of Marshall
Field have filed their inventory of the estate.
Counsel for the executors place the
total value of the property described In the
Inventory at 975.000.000. The exact value
of the estate will not be known until the I
official report of the appraisers has been
completed 1
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UNDER SURVEILLANCE
bill pbovidino fob probation
officers fob adults.
The bill recently introduced in the Senate
providing for the appointment of probation
officers for adults by amending ths
code of law of the District, which was referred
to the Commissioners several days
ago for report, has the approval of George
S. Wilson, secretary of the District board
of charities, and the Commissioners today
referred it to the corporation counsel
for his advice, before they act upon It.
However, It Is authoritatively stated that
the proposed measure will be favorably reported
upon by the Commissioners as the
provisions of it are looked upon generally
as good.
The bill provides that the Sunpeme Court
of the District shall appoint one probation
officer and may also appoint not more than
five male and two female assistant probation
officers. Each officer shall hold his
nfflpp in tho nloocii?-? r\t ?? * 1 1 *
? ... H.V |/?-h?uic "1 UIC *7*7 U I L njiu lb
shall be the duty of each to inquire Into
the offense, the antecedents and character
of every person of and over seventeen
years of age arrested for crime not capital
or otherwise infamous, in the District.
The male officers shall investigate all
male cases and the female officers cases
where wt.men are arrested. They shall
act in co-operation with the District board
of charities, and the officers shall not
be members of the police force, although
they shall have all the powers of such
officers.
T.ihprnl calorloo >? " ~
ouiaiico a?r piuviueu 1UT III ti OI fleers.
The head probation officer shall receive
$2,000 a year. Each assistant officer
will receive fl.MNt. It will be their duty,
after investigating cases, to inform tile
court whether or not the person arrested is
a seasoned criminal, or whether or not ha
or she is worthy of release upon probation.
The bill practically proposes to apply to
adults the probation system now applied to
juvenile offenders.
In reporting upon the measure Secretary
Wilson ftfrtte/i that th? hill ?li? ?*
- -- ..>w ? n uutu aiiun 111W
criminal courts to place upon probation all
persons convicted of crime, capital or otherwise,
who might be bettered by release on
probation. It has proven very successful,
he says, in the case of juvenile offenders,
and he Is of the opinion that it might with
advantage be extended in many Instances
to cases of adult offenders, especially tlrst
offenders. ?
Florida Information Bureau,
601 Penn. ave. 8 great trains south. Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad.?Advt.
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ioo aucii ior tna court.
Frances Dean went over from the "Hart
Lands" yesterday to the home of Walter
Myers, in Child's court northeast, to carry
out a flying wish of her mother. It was to
get some trunks belonging to her mother
and take them home with her. Walter,
however, objected. An altercation followed
and Myers was in the Police Court today
charged with disorderly conduct and with
assault.
"What did he do to you?" the girl was
asked.
"He hit me three times with the same
rock." she replied.
"You don't mean with the same stone,"
Judge Mullowny remarked.
'Yes. sir, and on the same feet all three
times," she persisted.
"That's too much for me," his honor commented.
"The assault case is dismissed."
For disorderly conduct Myers was fined tu.
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